This past week I created a fun and colorful illustration of a classic cheeseburger. Here's my process of how I created this image from sketch to final.
I start every illustration with a drawing on paper. This allows me to stay true to my hand-drawn image no matter how much digital manipulation goes into the final image. I then proceed to trace over this sketch with the essential lines and textural elements using graphite pencil, felt marker, ink and acrylic paint.
Here's a screen grab from my instagram account. Creating separate layers of lines and hand-drawn textures allows me to assemble the drawing without losing the ability to adjust each part of the illustration. It can get a little cumbersome with the amount of layers, but staying organized and labeling each photoshop layer helps me from getting lost in my photoshop files.
A little fussing with colors, placement of textures and extra details and I have a fun rendering of a classic burger. As I've become more comfortable working in this fashion, I've become faster at creating illustrations and allowing happy little accidents happen, letting the the hand-drawn speak for itself and the image to more lively in the end.
Thanks for giving this a read and taking interest in the way that I work. See more of my work at www.drewbardana.com and reach out with any comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.